John McKenna

Brief Life History of John

When John McKenna was born on 4 May 1842, in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, his father, Patrick McKenna, was 45 and his mother, Isabella McKenna, was 31. He married Rose McGillick on 29 April 1867, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hume Township, Slope, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Hume Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 20 February 1920, in Whiteside, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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John McKenna
Mary Elizabeth Trulock
Marriage: 3 February 1885
George McKenna
James Roy McKenna
Charles Edward McKenna
Sarah Elizabeth Mckenna
Joseph Jay Patrick McKenna
Florence K McKenna
Lloyd William McKenna
Nellie G McKenna
Harry Eugene McKenna
Martin Treadwell McKenna

Sources (13)

  • John Mccanna, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Mckenna, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • John McKanna, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1855: Macon, Illinois, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Aidan, Caitlin, Eamon, Eamonn, Seamus, Siobhan, Aileen, Colum, Donal, John Patrick.

Irish and Scottish: variant of McKinney 1. McKenna (Gaelic Mac Cinaedha) was the surname of an Irish chieftain family in northwest Monaghan, barony of Trough.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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